Multicore support

SIMetrix Pro and SIMetrix/SIMPLIS Pro are able to use up to 4 physical cores, while SIMetrix Elite, and SIMetrix/SIMPLIS Elite can exploit 16 physical cores.

Please, however, be aware of the following:

  • Some processors increase the apparent number of CPUs by using a technology called "Hyperthreading". SIMetrix and SIMetrix/SIMPLIS do not directly use hyperthreaded (also known as "logical") CPUs
  • The greatest benefit from multiple cores is achieved when running Monte Carlo analyses and other multiple analysis modes. This applies to both SIMetrix and SIMPLIS simulators. For this application, typical performance benefit of about 75% of the core count can be achieved. So for 4 cores a Monte Carlo run may execute about 3 times faster. The SIMetrix simulator can also exploit multiple cores to gain a speedup for single runs, but the performance benefit achieved is much more modest and typically there is little benefit in having more than about 4 cores